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Leadership Development

Leadership development opportunities are provided for all sectors and allows educational leaders from across Wales to meet, reflect, discuss issues, ideas and actions. View our current Leadership Development activities on our events page. Our Leadership Development activities include:

Acting Up

Acting Up is a weekly discussion platform for NEW and ACTING headteachers to connect, share and exchange ideas with colleagues in this supportive and confidential environment. Participants can ask questions and seek advice from experienced headteachers, current acting headteachers and engage with leaders from across Wales in these relaxed and informal sessions.

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Curriculum Unlocked

Curriculum Unlocked is our new webinar series, which stimulates thinking and discussion on the strategic leadership of the development of Curriculum for Wales. These professional learning events explore leadership and curriculum development in Wales and internationally and aims to support leaders on their curriculum journey. Each webinar is guided by a notable guest speaker such as Professor Graham Donaldson, Professor Mark Priestley and Professor Ken Muir.

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In Conversation events

Our In Conversation events support the publication of our Insight Series papers. These online events explore the topics and themes of the papers with the author and practitioners sharing their thoughts and views in relation to their own experience, organisations and settings. Catch up with previous events on our media page.

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International Blether

We deliver International Blether in conversation events as part of the Tri Nations Collaboration between the Centre for School Leadership, Ireland, Education Scotland and the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales. The International Blether events are open to all educators and leaders across the three nations. Previous Blethers have explored leaders’ well-being and middle leadership.

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Leadership Unlocked

Our popular Leadership Unlocked webinars are guided by a notable guest speaker and are designed for those in senior leadership roles from schools, the youth work sector and further education colleges and aims to support them in their roles as system leaders. These web-based events deliver high quality and inspirational professional learning, that is engaging, stimulating, motivational, collaborative, inclusive and equitable to all. The webinars feature speakers from within and outside the field of education and previous speakers have included Professor Mick Waters, Major Marcus Heslop, Professor Laura McAllister and Dr Benna Waites and Dr Adrian Neal.

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National Conferences

We currently deliver annual conferences focusing on well-being and middle leadership. Our conferences feature international speakers exploring the most up to date research and practitioners sharing their experiences as voices from the field. Previous conferences have focussed on Compassionate Leadership and Leading from the Middle with guest speakers such as Dr John De Nobile, Professor Alma Harris, Professor Michael West CBE and Dr Ali Davies. Catch up with our previous conferences on our media page.

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